BAKER CITY (AP) A commercial truck carrying 4,200 gallons of an industrial chemical crashed on Interstate 84 east of Baker City, prompting a hazmat response that closed the highway for several hours Sunday.
It wasn't immediately clear what caused the 12:45 a.m. accident. Oregon State Police say the truck's driver, 61-year-old Ronald Hanes of Sacramento, Calif., was injured and was picked up by a passing vehicle with four occupants. All five were decontaminated by fire personnel for exposure to the chemical, tetramethylammonium hydroxide, and taken to a hospital as a precaution before being released later in the day.
The highway reopened Sunday morning.
The trucking company was identified as Portland-based Lesaint Chemical Logistics.